Monday, September 15, 2014

Swirlydoos September Blog Hop and Kit Reveal

Welcome to:
September Scrapbook Kit Reveal & Blog Hop!

If you came here from Maggi's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, go back to Swirlydoos' blog and start from there. We have some amazing projects for you to see today !! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! Make sure you have LIKED & FOLLOWED Swirlydoos on Facebook!!!

Swirlydoos is proud to bring you our beautiful September collection:

Vintage Love

And check out these coordinating add ons that perfectly compliment our September scrapbook kit!

Are you a subscriber? If so, your kit is on it's way! If not, check out the Swirlydoos store to see if there are any September kits or add ons in the store!

Has it sold out? - become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for your monthly scrapbook kits!
*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 Never miss one of our kits again!

We have some absolutely beautiful scrapbook projects for you to see today !!  
I am so in love with Swirlydoo's September kit Vintage's romantic patterned paper and all the gorgeous flowers and embellishments are perfect for wedding, vintage or any photo from the past or present. Hope you're having a great time on the blog hop!  Here are the projects created with the The Vintage Love Kit.


So, let's get started! Make sure to leave a comment on all of the blogs for a chance to win!!! 

You have until midnight, eastern time, 9/16 to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Blog on 9/17. In order to qualify to win here is what you need to do:
1: Visit all of the blogs and leave a comment on each. This way we know you were there. Take your time. There are REALLY beautiful things to see along the way.
2: Before you leave each blog, look for the “special” words and write it down. 
Once you have visited all the blogs and collected all the special words, they will create a sentence. 
3: Finally, go back to the Swirlydoos blog and leave a comment letting us know how much fun you had, tell us the sentence that was created with all of the special words you collected. Can't wait to hear from you.

My special word is : AGAIN MORE
The party continues over at Rae's Blog. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fall Flowers and some photos

Hi everyone, just a quick post today to share some photos I took yesterday while I was out on a photo shoot.  I did a photo shoot  for a couple celebrating their 25th anniversary soon.  We took their photos in the park at the botanical gardens.  While I was out there I took advantage of the butterfly garden and all the beautiful fall flowers.

I was surprised to learn that my favorite Fall flower wasn't planted this year. The sunflower.  When I asked one of the gardener's why he told me that last year someone vandalized the gardens and cut them all down.  I was so disheartened that someone would do this to their beautiful flowers.  I guess I have to locate some for my annual photos.

We have had our first snow already but it wasn't enough to do any glad for that.  I'm hoping for a long beautiful fall this year.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!  Lots to share this week so stop by again!


Friday, September 12, 2014

Paris, Gina's Designs and ATC's

Hello everyone!   Today I want to share some fun ATC's I created with Gina's Designs  1 " Scalloped Punchelements.  These embellishments are so cute..they resemble bottle caps but they're made with chipboard! Now these are simple ATC's but the punchelements give that extra finishing touch.  These can be altered to fit any theme you'd like to create.
I thought these went perfect with the Paper collection by Graphic 45.  
Gina also has several other chipboard designs that would compliment this paper line. Be sure to go shop though Gina's Store for more ideas and inspiration.

 Thanks for stopping by my blog today.


Friday, September 5, 2014

Mixed Media Tag Set

Hi everyone!  I want to share my tag set with you today. Adding mixed media is always fun and right now it's the technique everyone loves.  Here in Wyoming it's feeling mornings warm days.  We are still enjoy in the mid 70's but the mornings are dipping into the mid 40's and of course it's getting darker earlier.  Well I played of early Fall colors and that's how I came up with the color palette for these tags.  In the Summer/Fall we have numerous dragonflies preparing for their flight to the next place they will live.  Dragonflies are interesting insects.  If your google them you will indeed be amazed.
Most Dragonflies I've encountered are blue--turquoise blue.  So pretty!  So I tried to replicate them .  I made the Stacked Words match.
I began by spraying the background of the tag with early fall colors leaving some green. I did a little stamping and then added some stenciling with modeling paste.   I painted all the lazer cuts with black acrylic paint and then rubbed Inka Gold in various colors over each one.  I added some adhesive gems and called it good.

I'll leave you with the word Inspire and hope it's Inspired you to create something with these awesome chipboard  pieces by Gina's Designs.

To create this tag set you will need Gina's Designs Word Stackers and Butterflies and Dragonflies

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!!


Thursday, September 4, 2014

Hi Everyone! I want to share  my September ePlay project with you today.  Eclectic Paperie has these great challenges every month and  this month we are celebrating Fall.  Every year my neighborhood goes all out for Fall Decor and while on a walk one day I decided to take my camera along and take some photos of all the scenery.  This cute scene of this scarecrow family was one I couldn't pass up.

When I saw the new Graphic 45 An Eerie Tale I knew it would be perfect for this photo.  I added some sprays and inks and stamping to the background and for the chipboard treatment I used a fun technique I'd like to share.

Step 1. Color your chipboard with ink. I used Distress ink in Rusty Hinge and Shabby Shutters
Step 2. Cover the chipboard with VersaMark Ink
Step 3. Cover with Utee Clear Embossing Enamel and heat.
Step 4. Spray with your favorite spray inks and reheat.  

Hope you give this a try I can guarantee you will try it again and again.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today andbe sure to check out the Eclectic Paperie September/Fall Challenge.    When you submit your artwork, share a unique card, scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, home d├ęcor project, or anything that you’re excited to share!  We’re looking forward to crafting with you! One project will be chosen at the end of this month-long challenge and will be awarded a $25 shop voucher for the eclectic Paperie store. It just might be you!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Hello Everyone! I want to share a fun and quick technique using Gina's Designs Laser Cuts and some fun products from the Eclectic Paperie Store.

The technique I used on this flourished frame was one I have never tried before.  Here's what I did.
1. Painted the frame with aqua/turquoise acrylic paint
2. Outlined the flourishes with Perfect Pearls.  I used Pearly White color
3. I heat embossed the Perfect Pearls which caused them to bubble up and add more texture
4. I went over the dry Perfect Pearls with Versa Mark and used Turquoise embossing powder over the top.
5. I rubbed everything with Inka Gold in Turquoise and Old Silver.

You can see on the layout that I used coordinating card stock for my photo matting and coordinated my embellishments to match.

Product List:
 Gina's Laser Cuts 10" Frame

Eclectic Paperie Store
Inka Gold - Turquoise 
Inka Gold - Old Gold
Versa Mark
Perfect Pearls and Embossing Powder from my stash

Hope you enjoyed this fun technique and thanks for stopping by!!!


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Country Chic Wedding Layout

Hello everyone!  I wanted to share another Wedding Layout with you today with you today. The photo is from my daughters wedding this past May and as you can see it had a Country Chic theme. Perfect for a Wyoming Wedding!
I framed the photo with a chipboard frame by Gina's Designs which gives the layout some movement, add the fairies and it makes it look like the whole layout was in a Fairy garden with Fairies dancing all around.
I did a couple of different techniques on the chipboard but firstly I gessoed all of them.  On the large decorative pottery I added a coat of distressed crackle paint and then rubbed it with some Inka Gold.  The frame and fairies were all painted with a pale pink acrylic paint and the I heat embossed with a coordinating embossing powder.  I rubbed Inka Gold in Various colors over the chipboard and added some adhesive gems to make them all stand out a bit.  Here are the chipboard pieces I used to create this layout. Oval Frame Flourish Garden Fairies Medium Collection Birdbath and Planter Collection

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!